"VOF Week 2: ( A Seed Which Started Germination )
Throughout my student life I had been involved in extracurricular activities such as running an educational community-based theatre group and a social welfare organization. The welfare organization was formed by a group of students and factory workers with objectives to increase awareness about health, education and child labour among the low-income areas and most interesting thing was that I was the only girl among 30 members and was chosen as president of the organization. During that period, we used to go in villages and in remote areas, which showed the horrible picture of women life because in our feudal society, at every 20 minutes, a woman dies from the complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Women of Pakistan have little choice in making reproductive health related decisions such as how many children to have, whether to practice family planning or not and to access health services. This whole scenario of reproductive health and women status forced me to work for the awareness of our community and fortunately, I got the opportunity to join the Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health
I grab the opportunity and start working in LDM as a program associate. Where I have to maintain a network of reproductive health leaders via internet to send them latest information’s about conferences, courses and current figures and fact.During this, I have to read and search lots of sites and mails. As my daily routine, when I was busy in reading mails from my fellows I found the invitation from ‘voices of the future’. I clicked and registered on it because it is my passion to communicate with the people. As the days I found it interesting because Voices of Future provide us a platform where we could come closer to those whom we never met, talk or seen. It gives us the real picture of life in far remote areas.
World pulse also gives us a larger space to discuss our issues and if this platform develops then I hope it could be turn into a global organization that could produce a loud sound which could not be over heard and would produce a movement.
In the start, it looked like a seed waiting for the suitable condition and water to be germinated and I think now it started germinating and became a plant whose roots are all over the world and we are the beneficiaries of this plant. Once we are linked and unite then no body could break this bond because our pain and problems are same.
Well done!!!!!! World Pulse, you really became a pulse of our body.Keep us alive.....